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Happy fish: Keys to fish welfare in RAS

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February 03, 2021

Feb 3, 2021, 1pm EST/7pm CET

The test of every good farming system is in the quality of the fish. Fish welfare is sometimes overlooked when talking about RAS systems, and yet it is one of the most vital components in achieving product quality. In this webinar, experts from BioMar and Benchmark Genetics will discuss key aspects for achieving optimal fish health and welfare in RAS, and Danish Salmon will provide a unique user perspective on the subject. Plus, Benchmark will present some important insights from a new global survey of RAS operators.

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Oda Skognes Høyland, BioFarm manager, BioMar Norway
Oda Skognes Hoyland advises on nutrition and fish feeds for aquaculture fish species in RAS and other closed systems, particularly on salmonids. Oda is responsible for BioMar’s commercial activities within the land-based /closed units segment in Norway. Here expertise includes marine juvenile production (both ballan wrasse and lumpfish) and live feed production (including copepods). She has an MSc in aquaculture, within nutrition and water quality for juvenile fish.

Biosecurity in RAS production: A breeder’s perspective

Presenter: Rudi Ripman Seim, head of fish health, Benchmark Genetics
Rudi Ripman Seim is head of fish health for the genetics division of Benchmark Genetics, supervising the health and welfare of all animals in the company’s in-house breeding programmes. His responsibility includes internal production as well as advising the division’s sales team and customers on the area of fish health and welfare. Rudi holds an M.Sc in Aquamedicine and a BA in Economics and Administration and has 15 years of experience in the global aquaculture industry.

Producer’s perspective: Danish Salmon

Kim Hieronymus Lyhne, CEO, Danish Salmon A/S
Danish Salmon A/S is located in Hirtshals, Nordjylland, Denmark. The company produces Atlantic salmon in its state-of-the-art land-based recirculating aquaculture system.


Results from Benchmark Genetics’ new survey of RAS producers

Presenter: Geir Olav Melingen, commercial director, Benchmark Genetics
Geir Olav Melingen joined Benchmark Genetics in 2019 as the commercial director, in charge of all commercial activities globally. Before joining Benchmark, Geir Olav has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and has been the CEO of Fishguard, and the CEO of the Bergen Aquarium. Geir holds a Ph.D in Aquamedicine from University of Bergen and has worked in aquaculture since he was 10 years old.


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